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Golf leagues-May 15, 2014

Crosswoods Men’s play

Pat McAlpine had a low net round of 62 to be player of the day Tuesday, May 6, in Crosswoods Men’s Golf League play. Game of the day was “three best balls of four.”

Don Rother had the individual low net on the front nine with 30, and McAlpine on the back nine with 29.

First-place team on the front nine included Dale Erickson, Rother, Palmer Sorenson and Pat Arens. The team of John Pribyl, Jim Fraser, Jim Delaney and McAlpine was first on the back nine and second on the front nine. Finishing second on the back nine was Ralph Lewis, Jay Wiltrout, Nick Loscheider and blind draw.

Bill Dehnert and Dick Sletten were closest to the pin, and Sletten and John Sesin had the longest putt.

New members are welcome at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Crosswoods Women’s League

The Crosswoods Women’s 9-Hole League opened the season Wednesday, May 7, with 22 players. Game of the day was “guess your score.”

First-place winners were Harriet Smith and Pat Oleson. Second place went to Sandy Melberg and Michele Kohler. Marlene Miller had low net, and Kohler, Cheryl Tiggelaar and Ann Schrupp recorded birdies.

Breezy Point Women’s League

The Breezy Point Women’s Golf League will start play at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15. The 9-hole league alternates play between White Birch and The Traditional golf courses.

All women who love golf are welcome. RSVP to Sandy O’Day at 218-829-8620 or

Whitefish Women 18-Hole

The team of Nancy Schmidt, Mimi Swanson, Joan Kantos and Joi Brandt tied the team of Anita Stensby, Enga Wodziak, Sandy Meyer and Nancy Carlson to win the May 7 welcome back scramble for the Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole League.

Swanson and Schmidt recorded chip-ins.

All leagues at the Whitefish Golf Course are open in May. Anyone interested in playing with the leagues can do so in May without joining the league. Call the Whitefish pro shop at 218-543-4900 for more information.

Whitefish men’s League

Roger Handgerg, Dave Keeling, Duane Ambuehl and James McKeehen won a tie-breaker to finish first in the season-opening game of “best two of four” May 6 in the Whitefish Men’s League.

Roger Kline, John Farrell and Dale Frandson finished second. Tom McGrath, Roger Jenson, Steve Holubar and Al Schwab placed third.

Bob Beatty and Gary Amundson both made the longest putts and Dick Hansen swept the closest to the pin contests.

The 18-hole men’s league plays Tuesday mornings through September. Those interested in playing can contact the Whitefish Pro Shop at 218-543-4900.

Emily Greens

Tuesday Morning Men’s League, 9 a.m.: first place, Gene Jensen, Al Templeton, Bill Wroblewski, Keith Walker and Jim Wells; second, Gary Nelson, Milt Beyer, Dick Blevins and Bob Arendt; closest to the pin, Blevins and Jensen; longest putt, Templeton.

Tuesday Back 9 Scramble, 11 a.m.: first, Don Atwater, Wells, Blevins and Larry Neer; second, Keith Walker, Elmer Johnson and Tim Donnay.

Wednesday Night Women’s League, 5:30 p.m.: Canceled because of rain.

Thursday Morning Women’s League, 9 a.m.: Canceled because of rain.

New members are always welcome with each league focusing on fun and friendships. Call Gregg for more information or just show up to join and play.

GRV outings planned

The team of Candace Prigge, Lisa Omodt, Carrie Spitzak and Katie Wallace tied the team of Cathy Saucier, Judi Moravec, Betty Kackman and Diane Aydt for first place in the season-opening Grand View Lodge Outing May 6 at Grand View.

Cindy Clow, Donna Motzko and Chris Lee tied the team of Julie Hofius, Ellen Ogg and Barb Wenschlag for third.

Barb Elmquist, Blanche McMenimen, Pearl Peterson and Betty Ramsbacher finished fifth.

Spitzak had the longest putt, Aydt closest to the pin and the drawing winner was Wenschlag.

The May 20 outing will be at The Pines with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Interested players are asked to register with Joni Meyer at 218-820-2607 or

4-H fundraiser in Pine River

The Black Bear Golf Course in Pine River will host a four-person scramble at 8 a.m. June 22 to raise money for the Cass County 4-H participants exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair.

The tournament is open to the first 22 teams. Entry fee is $50 a person for non-Black Bear members or $27 for members. An awards ceremony and lunch will be held at the Backus American Legion following golf.

Entry forms can be downloaded at For more information, contact Leo at 218-947-4083 or 763-442-7850.

Holes in one

Gene Jensen aced the 15th hole at Emily Greens Golf Course for his third career hole in one.

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